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Skiing in the Rockies in November

Skiing at Nakiska

Last weekend was my first experience skiing in the mountains at the start of the season.  As a ‘poor intermediate’ skier and known to be a tad accident prone, I usually prefer to wait until there is plenty of snow and less opportunity to hurt myself.

There are though always exceptions to the rule, and as a short trip away was needed I headed out with a few friends to try out Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis.

The ski day was a lot of fun despite the resort being hit with 90km winds!  The sun was shining and the conditions were acceptable for the time of year; and I walked away with only a couple of bruises.

First ski trip to the mountains in November = deemed a great success!


Putting your best foot forward in Calgary

The best place to purchase your cowboy boots!

Today I am pleased to be welcomed as a new contributor to the website

Take a look at the website and read my new article about the Alberta Boot Company, “Putting your best foot forward in Calgary”.


The significance of the toque

The significance of the toque


The only Guy (Fawkes Night) for miles around …

The only Guy (Fawkes Night) for miles around …


Halloween … from turnips to pumpkins

Halloween … from turnips to pumpkins


A time of giving thanks

A time of giving thanks


Catching a dream in Golden

Catching a dream in Golden


Living the life I imagined …

Living the life!

Welcome to my new blog page.  I created this page to help confirm to myself and others that I am in fact a writer!

Yes, I’m one of those people that always had a dream tucked away in the back of my brain, that one day I would write a book.

During a conversation with a friend a few months ago, I asked her what she would do if she won the lottery.  The answers were typical, travelling, buying a nice house and car and helping friends and family, “but what next?” I asked.  This is a difficult question to answer for most of us, give it a try!

Later, I reflected that I had never actually considered this (very wise) question myself.   My response was a little different to what I expected; ‘to write, and maybe kayak and hike in my spare time’.

Since then and with the encouragement of friends and family, I have started to dip my toe into the freelance writing world.  The astonishing outcome … I LOVE it!

In the past I’d always hesitated to write, because I was not entirely sure what area to delve into.  To others who know me, it was obvious. I am passionate about a few things but without doubt, travel, tourism and the outdoors are at the top of my list.

And now … the sky is the limit and it’s time to start listening to my own advice.  Henry David Thoreau is the author of one of my favourite quotes; “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

Feel free to come along for the ride!